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Vehicle - Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Boxcar - 60 Foot Berwick Hi-Cube Waffle

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Vehicle - Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Boxcar - 60 Foot Berwick Hi-Cube Waffle
Name Boxcar, 60 Foot, Berwick, Hi-Cube Waffle
Region North America
Category Rail
Type Rolling Stock (Freight)
SubType Boxcar
Variety 60 Foot Berwick Hi-Cube Waffle
Manufacturer Berwick Forge and Fabrication (Details)
Era Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)

History: The modern 100 ton, high-cube, 60’ boxcar has become ubiquitous in the modern rail scene. These cars are designed to carry a myriad of loads, from auto parts to forest products. This 60 foot box car design was produced by Berwick in 1978 for Conrail.

The Berwick plant of ACF (American Car & Foundry) was dated back to 1840 one of their largest. Unfortunately, by the early 1960’s the economy was slowing and in November of 1961 AC&F decided to close the doors of the Berwick plant. That same year the Berwick plant was sold to a group of local business people who established the Berwick Forge & Fabricating Corporation. In 1968 it was again sold to the Whittaker Corporation and they continued to build freight cars until 1982/83 when it closed. The Berwick Freight Car Company (a subsidiary of Chicago West Pullman Heavy Industries) was the successor to the Berwick Forge and Fabricating and began operations in 1982/83 and continued until the early 1990's.

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Item created by: gdm on 2018-12-04 13:24:42

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